As a follow up to her acclaimed The Cross Stitcher s Bible, Jane has produced this collection of imaginative projects designed to give stitchers a chance to incorporate new and advanced techniques There are over 40 designs divided into four sensational sections Fabulous Fabrics concentrates on the beautiful effects that can be achieved by working on different fabrics Exciting Embellishments introduces the enhancing qualities of beads, buttons and speciality threads In Perfect Stitch Jane demonstrates how easy it is to combine other techniques with cross stitch and, finally, Beautiful Bands shows how to combine stitches and techniques so as to create two wonderful heirloom band samplers....
|Title||:||The Cross Stitcher's Bible Project Book|
|Number of Pages||:||207 Pages|
|File Size||:||989 KB|
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The Cross Stitcher's Bible Project Book Reviews
This 1998 book is as contemporary today as when it was written. This book is chock full of designs, color and examples of unusual ways to add stitches and accent the fabric you choose to work on. It is a very good follow up to her, "The New Cross Stitcher's Bible." I enjoy the variety of motifs and explanations of different stitching techniques that complement a cross-stitch piece. So far, I haven't attempted Hardinger or other advanced techniques and think I would prefer to see them demonstrated before using them on a piece I am working. But, these designs are so thoughtfully worked out that even without using other stitches any piece would be lovely in cross-stitch alone. I find her explaination of fabric choices helpful and as always, appreciate the stitch guide and other information in the back of the book. Her charts are large, easily read, in color and symbol codes. Large pictures accompany each piece and stitch details are photographed when needed. There are a great variety of projects from Blanket Panels to unique Seasonal Florals, Embellished Pictures, Band Samplers and a Space Dyed Spot Motif Sampler in lively colors. Her Christmas Advent Calander features several lovely motifs which can be used as cards or ornaments if you wish. A special treat for me was the Sea Breezes Band Sampler. It's a happy and fun piece and I think it will be my next project.
Once again Jane Greenoff has given us another wonderful resource. So many creative ideas and ways to make your cross stitch projects truly special. Good directions and pictures with clear color graphs make this a delight to use. Well worth the money.
A typical Jane Greenoff project i.e. clear, concise, doable designs. Beautiful photography
A good project and companion book for Cross Stitch Bible book. I enjoy Jane Greenoff books. I wish that I have all the time to stitch most of the project I have my eyes on.
I have personal experience with Jane Greenoff which sets her apart for me: amazingly, 10 years ago, Just Cross Stitch Magazine sponsored an extended weekend stitch retreat with Ms. Greenoff in a tiny town in the middle-of-nowhere in Wisconsin. She taught several classes and mine is the English edition with a slightly different cover. The cost on the back is £12.99. I recall hardly anyone was from WI...one from FL and various other states, maybe only 20 in all! I brought my books of hers already owned and purchased this one there, all of which she graciously signed!!! She came with her husband Bill and they are the most charming people.
When I have time to stitch...this is one book I'll be using. Maybe not everything works for me, but it builds nicely from the Cross Stitchers Bible.